Our unique analysis of the bills Brinkley sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Brinkley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Brinkley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (34%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Health (10%) Taxation (9%) Energy (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Social Welfare (6%)
Some of Brinkley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6791 (97th): A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain land ...
- H.R. 6451 (97th): Military Construction Codification Act
- H.R. 6214 (97th): Military Construction Authorization Act, 1983
- H.R. 5639 (97th): A bill to authorize appropriations for civil defense programs for fiscal years ...
- H.R. 5638 (97th): Supplemental Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982
- H.R. 5561 (97th): Military Construction Authorization Act, 1983
- H.R. 5469 (97th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to ...
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From Jan 1967 to Dec 1982, Brinkley missed 293 of 7,549 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills